Friday Night Meatballs

To facilitate more intentional connections grow in  relationships with others: we are instituting a new tradition we call Friday Night Meatballs. We didn’t come up with this on our own–we’re borrowing straight from Sarah Grey’s example on Serious Eats. We aren’t the only ones doing this either.  It’s kinda caught on.  There’s even a website.  And T-shirts.  And you can find a whole big community using the #FridayNightMeatballs hashtag. I digress…back to our gathering.

We’ll be cooking up a pot of spaghetti and meatballs a few Friday nights a month and sit down at the dining room table (or outdoors when the weather’s nice) as a family—along with anyone else who’d like to join us. Friends, neighbors, co-workers, Social Media friends who’d like to hang out in real life, you are welcome at our table. We just ask folks to let us know by Thursday night so we know how many meatballs to make. You can bring something, but you don’t have to. Kids, vegetarians, gluten-free types, etc. will all be taken care of. The house will be messy. There might be card and/or board games. There might be good Bourbon. You might be asked to read picture books. You might make new friends. We’ll just have to find out. This is our little attempt to spend more time with our people. You’re invited.

We’ll gather for dinner at 6:30 pm. We’ve got room for 10 other adults and space for kiddos.

It’s no secret–I follow Sarah’s Meatball recipe (using Udi’s Gluten Free Bread).

Come back here to see some pics from our gatherings.  I’ll be honest though–my phone is typically no where in site once I’ve taken the inital pic of the table.  Live in the moment.

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